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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Andy Struttmann, OLB, Duquesne University

What is your name?

Andy Struttmann

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 245

What is your position?

OLB, Fullback

Where do you play college football?

Duquesne University

Where are you from?

Westerville, Ohio

Who is your role model, and why?

My Grandfather, he started from nothing grew up during the Depression and became an extremely successful individual.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mr. Chris Poynter

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Wrestling, Track and Field

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Ben Huss

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Matt Fitzpatrick

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

James Develin, his toughness and relentless play.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Not winning a game in High School until my senior season snapping a 45 game losing streak. My class came together as a whole and ended up with the best season record in a decade.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Nothing specific, I always listen to the same playlist pre-game though

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Strip sack on senior night against CCSU.

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

In High School we had a manager for our football team that was special needs, he would come to every practice, game, team function and always have the brightest attitude possible. On senior night we had him walk out with us for the Coin Toss. When I signed to Duquesne I gave him the hat I committed in and had him with me when I gave my speech. It was awesome to reward him for all of his hard work and dedication to the program.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Cincinnatti Bengals

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Teddy Roosevelt, Brett Favre, and Tom Hanks

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